Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
Amrita Institute of medical sciences hospital is one of South Asia premier hospitals. The hospital contains high qualified healthcare professionals and medical professionals from all over the world. Here, the Hospital has constructed over 125 acres with a 3.33 million sq. ft built-up area. However, the hospital can occupy 3500 outpatients approximately and almost 95% inpatient occupancy. The hospital constitutes 4500 staff, 670 faculties, 12 super-speciality departments, and almost 45 other departments. The hospital offers facilities like 28 operation theatres, 275 ICU (Intensive care unit) beds, fully networked and computerized HIS (Hospital information system), and a department of digital radiology. Amrita hospital constitutes NABL accredited laboratories of 17 and 24 hours telemedicine service. The Amrita hospital is offering a comprehensive solution for healthcare like robotic neurosurgery, Mako robotic–arm technology in performing surgeries of joint replacements. Digital pathology and virtual microscope in labs help to predict and diagnose the disease with ease.
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- Size 500 Bed
- Average length of stay 7 Days
- Accredited by NABL
- Physicians List
- Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery
- Cardiac Surgery
- Clinical Neurophysiology
- Colorectal Surgery
- Cosmetic Dermatology
- General Medicine
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- Nail Surgery
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Skin Cancer Surgery and Management
Amrita Doctors in Kochi use ECMO to Save Life of 11-year-old Boy Suffering from Post-Covid Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C)
An 11-year-old boy suffering from severe heart failure and shock due to Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) was successfully treated at Amrita Hospital in Kochi with ECMO, which is akin to heart-lung bypass machine used in open-heart surgery, saving his life from the dreaded disease that appears to be linked to Covid-19. Amrita Hospital doctors are warning of a wave of MIS-C across South India which may hit children in a big way. Adhik’s case is an early warning of this, they say. The child Adhik, hailing from Kedamangalam in Paravur (Ernakulam district), is one of the rarest patients in India to be put on ECMO (Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation) for MIS-C. ECMO pumps and oxygenates a patient's blood outside the body, allowing the heart and lungs to rest. When a patient is connected to an ECMO, blood flows through tubing to an artificial lung in the machine that adds oxygen and takes out carbon dioxide; then the blood is warmed to body temperature and pumped back into the body. ECMO is today saving many patients from Covid-19 and post-Covid complications. Adhik was referred to Amrita Hospital in a serious condition. He most likely had an asymptomatic Covid-19 or was exposed to Covid-19 in the weeks preceding the presentation as widened by positive antibody titers to Covid-19 in his blood. MIS-C had over the last one week severely affected his heart muscles, which were inflamed and unable to pump blood. His blood pressure had dropped to extremely low levels. The condition would have been fatal if not treated promptly. On arrival at the hospital, Amrita doctors put him on a ventilator without delay. Said Dr Suma Balan, Consultant Pediatrician and Pediatric Rheumatologist, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Amrita Hospital, Kochi: “Putting a very sick child with low blood pressure and poor heart on ventilator needs a high degree of skill and training from a Pediatric Intensivist. The child also required special lines to be inserted into his large veins, so that medicines to elevate his blood pressure could be safely administered without needing to prick him all the time.